I canoed out into a foggy waterway some years ago and have made a couple of attempts at making a print of the experience. The best I seem to do is to show one frame of what should be a movie. It looks foggy but nothing is emerging out of, nor disappearing into, the mist.
‘The Walls we build’ was an observation; it seemed so clear when I saw it in someone else. After it was all done I started to realize that that my walls were just as high but, apparently, harder to see from this side.
The latest, a 4 colour, 15×21 engraving that had been floating around in my head and doodled on unguarded bits of paper for a long while. It reminded me of a landscape. Sid, a printer friend, was kind enough to give me some cans of ink when he closed shop. Hence ‘Sidscape.’
It’s now hanging…or hovering… at The Whitestone Gallery in Guelph.
This seems to mean many different things to different folks and that’s a good thing because that title sure doesn’t tell you much.
3 colour, 7×9 engraving
A ‘transition’ piece that used landscape to illustrate an engraving I created with survivors of all types in mind. I wanted to present the bleakness of their recent past coupled with the potential that the future held, but held without any guarantees.
2 colour, 5.5×7 engraving on Stonehenge paper